The panel members were Mr Richard Hair PPNAEA (Honoured) (member panellist acting as the Chairperson for the Tribunal), Mr Richard Copus CPEA FNAEA (Honoured) FNAVA (member panellist) and Mr Clive Wood (lay panellist). The presenting Case Officer for Propertymark was Miss Laura Hanley-Gorton. The member was in attendance at the hearing accompanies by his Accountant, Mr Nigel Searle.
The Tribunal considered the allegations set out in the case summary sent to Mr Joyce on 27 October 2020. It was alleged that Mr Joyce had acted in contravention of the requirements of the following Propertymark Conduct and Membership Rules.
- Conduct Rule 1.15: Timing of banking
- Conduct Rule 1.23: Reconciliation(s) – format and frequency
- Conduct Rule 21: Continuing professional development (CPD) rules
The Tribunal considered the evidence provided by the Case Officer and the submissions from Mr Joyce and Mr Searle before reaching their findings.
- Conduct Rule 1.15: Proven
- Conduct Rule 1.23: Proven
- Conduct Rule 21: Admitted
Mr Joyce submitted a plea in mitigation supported by information provided by Mr Searle.
- Conduct Rule 1.15: £150
- Conduct Rule 1.23.1: £150
- Conduct Rule 1.23.2: £150
- Conduct Rule 1.23.3: £100
- Conduct Rule 21: £50
In addition, costs were imposed of £163 against Mr Joyce in favour of Propertymark.
The Tribunal made the following statement:
'We are disappointed that the member finds himself in front of us today and trust that he will now understand the need to act expediently and with greater focus with respect to regulation.
We hope not to see you again.'
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